Kim welcomes $8.8 million in grants for Harrisburg community projects

HARRISBURG, Oct. 26 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, today announced four grants from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program that will be used for community projects in her district.

“This funding is incredibly important for Harrisburg’s growth,” Kim said. “I am happy to see these projects get the funding they need to break ground.”

Projects to receive funding include the following:

  • $3 million to Reily GreenWorks for the development of studio lofts, apartments, and neighborhood-oriented retail on the ground floor.
  • $1.5 million to Harrisburg Events Center to complete extensive renovations including the replacement of windows and doors, replacement of the roof, conversion of the third floor into a hospitality suite, and the renovation of the basement to include a kitchen, distribution office, and meeting space.
  • $2.75 million to Harristown Enterprise Inc. for the renovation of the Harristown Agriculture Building. This project entails substantial interior demolition and abatement of hazardous materials used in older building construction, as well as core and shell construction.
  • $ 1.6 million to Millworks Historic Campus Preservation for the restoration of the restaurant and surrounding area. The restoration project will entail the rehabilitation of 1321 N. Fourth St., which is vacant, and the conversion of Sayford Street into an outdoor gathering space.

The funds were awarded through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, a commonwealth grant program overseen by the Office of the Budget to assist with regional cultural, economic, civic, and historical projects that improve a community’s economic growth by creating jobs and opportunities.